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Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1992
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.
Elizabeth M5 Stars Out Of 5June 29, 2005Elizabeth MThis is a true study of human character. Just what would you do if you knew nobody would see you? This is science fiction at its best and the perfect introduction to H.G. Wells.